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Museveni to open 2007 People’s Forum

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd November 2007 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni will on Sunday open the Commonwealth People’s Forum at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The four-day event under the theme ‘Realising the People’s Potential,’ will be held alongside an exhibition of cultural crafts and artifacts.

By Conan Businge

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni will on Sunday open the Commonwealth People’s Forum at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The four-day event under the theme ‘Realising the People’s Potential,’ will be held alongside an exhibition of cultural crafts and artifacts.

Over 600 participants from Uganda and other commonwealth civil society groups are expected to discuss issues affecting their work during the event.

The Commonwealth Foundation secretary-general, Don McKinnon, and director Mark Collins will also address the audience.

The people’s space coordinator, Anne Babinaga, said the success of the forum would indicate an overall success of the Commonwealth summit scheduled for November 23. It is a free event where members of the public and NGOs will air out their views.

Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the people’s space, including students and local and international artists.

“More groups are still registering, and this will continue to the last hour of the event,” Babinaga said.

Warren Nyamugasira, the chairperson of people’s forum steering committee, said the event “will offer an opportunity to the public, to discuss issues that affect them.”

Topics include education, environment, gender equality, and the engagement of the youth in development.
“Ugandans should expect lasting partnerships, to unlock and unleash their potential,” he said.

Museveni to open 2007 People’s Forum

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